Twenty four persons, mostly women and children, were on Monday killed in a fresh Benue attack at Omusu Edimoga in the Okpokwu Local Government Area of Benue State.
The council Chairman, Olofu Ogwuche, stated this while conducting the state Governor, Samuel Ortom, round the affected community on Tuesday.
The governor, however, called on the people not to take the law into their own hands.
Earlier, the Benue State Police Command spokesman, ASP Moses Yamu, had said 16, persons were killed.
He said the herdsmen were on reprisal after the people of Omusu “maimed their cows, while two herdsmen got missing, and one of them was later found dead.”
The Cable later reported that Ortom had ordered that the victims of the latest attack be buried on Friday.